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Melbourne residents angry Anthony Albanese mispronounced the city’s name

Anthony Albanese has outraged Melbourne residents by mispronouncing their city and collective name.

The opposition leader referred to Melburnians as Mel-BORE-nians in a campaign speech in the city on Wednesday morning.

Australians, and Melbourne locals in particular, skip over several letters when pronouncing the city so it sounds more like Mel-bn.

The Labor leader, who has variously been known as Alba-knees, Alba-nay-zay and Alban-ee-zee, pronounced it more like Americans, who typically say the city’s name as it is written with every letter enunciated.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese (pictured) has been criticised for mispronouncing Melburnians as 'Mel-bore-nians'

Labor leader Anthony Albanese (pictured) has been criticised for mispronouncing Melburnians as ‘Mel-bore-nians’

‘Well, that’s it. I was going to vote for him but that’s a step too far. Absolute drivel,’ one very annoyed local…


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